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what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanam
, did it? >> no, it didn't. look, it's not just the obama administration's fault. it's the bush administration's fault. the cheap dollar policy creates financial bubbles. who can take advantage of financial bubble? the rich. the poor always have to sell out at the bottom. number one. number two, the regulatory creep that occurred under bush and has accelerated under obama has made it very difficult to expand in areas where you typically find high wage blue collar jobs, in transportation, energy extraction and so on. i hope rick will be pleased to hear that i'm not blaming this entirely on president obama. >> well, on the other hand, mike, president obama's solution to all this and they're saying it in europe, the imf is saying it, is to have this global wealth tax, to tax the rich more, to bring the rich down, that will help income disparity. what do you think of that plan? >> as we've seen under president obama, david, the exact opposite happens. one of the areas where obama has really hurt the economy is with small businesses. his investment tax increase really hurts small bus
. number one. number two, the regulatory creep that occurred under bush and has accelerated under obama h made it very difficult to expand in areas where you typically find high wage blue collar jobs, in transportation, energy extraction ando on. i hope rick will be pleased to hear that i'm not blaming this entirely on president obama. >> well, on the other hand, mike, president obama's solution to all this and they're saying it in europe, the imf is saying it, is to have this global wealth tax, to tax the rich more, to bring the rich down, that will help income disparity. what do you think of that plan? >> as we've seen under president obama, david, the exact opposite happens. one of the areas where obama has really hurt the economy is with small businesses. his investment tax increase really hurts small business. it went from 35% to 43% on passive income. this really is an usual. during expansions you typically see new business startups accelerate. this is the only recovery i've seen back to the 1930s where new business startups have flat lined. when you increase tax rates on them you d
will be there, including four u.s. presidents, president obama and former president george w. bush, clinton, and carter. the body of nelson mandela will lay in state three days in the capital of pretoria and then he'll be buried at his home village several hundred miles away. one more note, jamie and eric, one more note we're seeing in the media, thursday night when nelson mandela passed, he was off life support. he was breathing on his own. he was sleeping. according to one person who was there, he just seemed to give up. he fought and won so many more battles before that. back to you. >> all right, greg. much more on his life and legacy in just a moment. thank you. >>> former new york city mayor david dinkins will be joining us coming up. meanwhile lawmakers on capitol hill are getting harsh criticism as their approval rating dipped. is the so-called do nothing congress doing more than we think. >> as we said and as jamie just mentioned, the world is mourning the death of nelson mandela. the next guest, the guy right there on the left, he was the first official to welcome mandela to our c
. it will rival the funeral for winston churchill. in addition, president obama, george w. bush, president clinton and president carter will be there. raul castro will be there. will mandela's message of forgiveness resonate? and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe? first on the security front. joy worked -- joe worked on sec for pope john paul's funeral. what could go wrong? but a lot could go wrong. >> yeah, south africa's not entirely a safe place. you have a large somali community there, with connections to shabaab. monitoring these will not be easy. you have the problem of a lot of weapons coming through africa, central african republic, libya and the rest of it. so there is the potential danger to secure all these people. >> the u.s. delegation a small part of the crowd. how much control can the u.s. secret service have, realistically? >> well, it's entirely up to the host government. the south african government has hosted u.s. presidential visits in the past. they do a good job. but, again, it's a very difficult situation. you have 100 heads of state means you have 10
service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you had a man who spent 27 years in prison and the day he was released. he displayed the - he displayed the cuban and energy to the person. who has been a president before. amazing what th
bush, i mean obama, like bush, is making the mistake of going with the route of bigger and more federal intervention and i think we should be more like hong kong. >> the biggest government intervention that's coming is obamacare. listen to what the president had to say about that. >> the law is working in major way that benefits millions of americans right now, even as we have begun to slow the rides of healthcare costs, which is good for family budget did and good for federal and state budgets, and good for the budgets of businesses, small and large. so this law is going to work. and for the sake of our economic security, it needs to work. >> is he right, david? >> well, we need to have it work. america is spending for every dollar per person, on an equivalency basis, the other 33 modern countries in the world spend and they all have universal healthcare, many of them with no out-of-pocket charges, for every dollar they spend, we are spending $2 and 64 corrects. k killing us, that's nonsense. i don't know how the doctors, an airline pilot. nobody shops for airline pilots. we expect the
of barack obama's first term. at that time, people didn't understand that obama continued bush's policy. the surveillance and everything we were doing domestically. and so linda greenhouse referred my book to the wake-up call. people didn't wake up that much. people were not looking to re-examine the decisions that had been made in the fall of 2001 about what our antiterrorism strategies should be. so what i would say is there was a snooze alarm. and the wake-up call came with snowden. when he started releasing documents about what actually is going on behind the curtain and what kind of surveillance there is, i think people did start to pay more attention. i think for good reason. and so, well, i'll tell you i think it matters more than ever people be aware of what is going on and what is happening politically. there's pending in congress right now a bill both a u.s. aid freedom pact. i wonder how many of your viewers know the u.s. aid pact rate act was an ak anymore. if you visualize the letter stand for the name of the bill. which is uniting and strengthening america by providing app
, 19 hours and no exits that don't involve parachutes. president obama, former president bush together on a marathon flight to south africa aboard air force one. what could the hang time mean for their personal relationship? >>> plus, anderson cooper caught up with u2 front man bono as he arrives in south africa to say good-bye to his friend nelson mandela. stay with us. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulan
four u.s. presidents, president obama, george w. bush, clinton, and carter. all of this demonstrating a wide, wide impact of this man. he will then lay in state for three days and then be buried in his home village several hours from here. apparently in the final hours of nelson mandela he was off his life support and not breathing too well and according to one witness who was there, they said, well, he just finally gave up. well, greg, as we all know, he fought so many battles and he won so many of those through his life. back to you. >> well said, greg palkot in johannesburg. greg, thanks. >>> we're continuing to track a very powerful storm moving eastward here in the u.s. the weather radar looking brutal. snow, sleet, freezing rain up and down the east coast now. we're tracking this storm and we will have what you need to know, so stand by. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more. more shopping. more dining out. more traveling. and along with it, more identity theft. every time you pull out your credit card, shop online, or hit the road, you give thieves a chance to ruin your ho
to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson mandela's body will lay in state. each morning his body will go on precession of sorts through the capital, allowing south africans to bid farewell. all of that ahead of nelson mandela returning to his ancestral homeland next weekend. there will be a ka traditional funeral for him on saturday ending in state funeral for him on sunday. really an entire country coming together to pay thanks to one man who helped unif
the press has. >> between bush and obama. >> yes. >> i said this before i think republicans look at the press and assume that they are not on their side and act accordingly. that was the case in the bush white house. democrats look at the press and think they are on their side and the shocker is that's not true. >> more disappointment with you correspondents from the "new york times" where you write as they see as a tough piece or aggressive piece because they hope for better. >> that might be true. there's a case that there's a very aggressive push back at times from this white house when you write stories that they don't like. that's not unique to them but they are definitely assertive about it. not shy. that's fine. we're big boys and girls and we can push back ourselves. >> george w. bush has notably stayed quiet about his successor in his post-presidential years. dick cheney is out there criticizing president obama often in pretty strong terms. given your coverage of the two men does that surprise you that cheney continues to be now functioning as a pundit fom the sidelines?
event. 50 or 75 or more leaders will be here. president obama, clinton, carter and bush, as well. all of this culminates sunday with the funeral. >> ron allen will be reporting for us throughout the process this week. >>> you heard it here, a washington budget deal might be imminent. "the washington post" reports that finishing touches are under way on capitol hill with a sealed deal on capitol hill. it will be the first successful budget accord since 2011, but it amounts to little more than a cease-fire according to "the post," and that's because the deal would not significantly reduce the $7.3 trillion in debt it wouldn't close corporate tax loopholes and wouldn't extend retirement programs and also wouldn't fully replace sequester cuts. this deal would avoid another debt battle, though on capitol hill until another budget is due. >>> a rare trip today to pakistan for defense secretary chuck hagel. he hopes to repair the strained relationship. he made a surprise visit to troops in afghanistan and said a budget deal could restore to the military. >>> so the death toll related to a po
. >> how can you claim we have rereduced regulation, whether it's under president bush or president obama. there's been an explosion of regulation burden. >> that's what we are starting to reverse. we are starting to create the conditions for a prolonged expansion. it is far too weak, i agree with you on that point. we have the agreement here. >> i would start with expansion. >> listen, the governor brought up raising the minimum wage. i want to ask you about that. because here's what i don't understand, and i think most republicans don't understand. if the walmart in, say, rural north dakota that services four towns and employs half the population is forced to double its wages, its salaries, and then that walmart decides to cut its labor staff and raise prices on the rest of the community, who is that helping? >> well, that's not what happening when you raise the minimum wage. >> of course it is. >> no, it doesn't. what happens is you put more money into people's pockets, workers' pockets. they go out and spend that money. that has a stimulating effect on the economy. >> with no repercus
president obama, mrs. obama president bush and his wife will travel together. local leaders feel a special connection to the legacy. tom sherwood has more on how mandela's work helped shape the people shaping our community today. >> reporter: josh williams for 30 years led the metropolitan labor council. he still gets gidy when he talks about meeting mandela here in 1990. >> i would say it's such an honor to meet you madiba. i didn't say mandela, i said madiba. don't ask me why, it just came out of my mouth. >> reporter: the colorful posters from 1994 when he was an election watcher in south africa. he likes the picture taken with mandela at the cia headquarters because of his fierce support for labor. >> that to me is the picture i will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> reporter: d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has her own memories. she was among four that helped spark demonstrations to bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade leaders there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life bett
clinton also expected to attend. no word yet if president obama will fly with presidents obama and bush. >>> weighing on on where he ranks of towering figures the last 100 years. take a listen. >> i think he and gandhi and in america martin luther king are in a category by themselves. gandhi and king were martyred. but the agonizing ordeal of nelson mandela for 27 years and how he came out a better man than when he went in captured the imagination of people as nothing else had. his enduring power is that he showed us that there is true freedom in forgiveness. >>> joining me now, civil rights leader and president of the rainbow push coalition, reverend jesse jackson. awfully glad to speak with you. you listened to president clinton. do you agree he belongs in the statues of history with gandhi, martin luther king jr. if not maybe at the top of the list? >> external persecution and the wil will, dignity. they were driven by their suffering. you define them by what they did with the pain. that is to say when mr. mandela chose to use his pain for transformation. to use his pain for reconcil
they include president obama, george bush, bill clinton. queen elizabeth will be represented by her son prince charles. as well as some are saying this could be the largest gathering of world leaders in south avenue linebacker candlestick ever. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. on tuesday, we will see the first formal memorial service for the late president at the stadium. it seats 59,000. but the government to allow as many people to take part in the festivities will also erect 90 big screens around the area to see what is taking place. nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building and each morning, his body will go on a procession of sorts through the capital, allowing south africans to bid farewell. all of that ahead of nelson mandela returning to his homeland next weekend. there will be a traditional funeral for him on saturday, ending in a state funeral for him on sunday. really an entire country coming together to pay thanks to one man who helped you unify a nation. >> if you want to help out your furry friends this winter, one animal shelter is making it
of conservatives say george w. bush has a better approval rating than barack obama, even, right? and yet the -- it's conservatives and republicans who are invoking him as, you know, the best dig they can get in at obama is comparing him to george w. bush. it does show how far the republican party has drifted in various directions, mind you. not in one direction. but away from the bush years. and they are still trying to distance themselves from that. >> and i mean, brian, it's fascinating. we have had mission accomplished. we have had things being called obama's katrina. it literally does feel like -- insinuating things -- his iraq. are we literally going to have the right replay the entirety of the bush presidency, but as a way to attack barack obama? >> well, i think that any of bush's liabilities are sort of fair game. if you're republican. i mean, if you think about it this way, one way -- there are two ways to rehabilitate your image after you've -- you've you've damaged with it with iraq or katrina. one is do hard work oh of repairing your reputation by governing well again. the other is to
/11s for bush are good and some are not. this is that kind of transformational event for obama. whatever happens after this he may achieve other good things but he will be remembered by this. this will drag his honesty numbers down. >> why -- >> i'm sharing my experience with you. he may win the olympics. but he'll always do with the a limp. >> let's put his approval ratings on the screen. 41% approve and 56% disapprove. >> it's true. it has been a nightmarish fall for obama care. but it will be continuing throughout his presidency. we don't know where the numbers will end up over time. and there are accomplishments. all of the people signing up for medicare is a terrific thing that happened for the country. and on foreign policy what he is doing with iran may be one of the most congress convertibsequ president has done for decades. >> for good or ill. >> and in a much more successful way than doing it by trying to invade countries. to say he has no more juice in him is premature. >> and -- >> but there is a book called "battle for the mind" you ring the bell and the dogs saliv
policy. regulatory actions that bush executive power beyond all limits. obama is the first president since richard nixon to ignore and enacted law simply because he disagrees with it. in place of the checks and balances established by the constitution, president obama that "i refuse to take no for an answer." "where congress won't act, i will." throughout the obama presidency, we have seen a pattern. president obama circumvents congress when he does not get his way. while congress is currently debating how to reform our immigration laws, the president effectively and acted himself byct ordering immigration officials to stop enforcing immigration laws against certain unlawful immigrants. get hiscouldn't preferred change to the no child left behind education law, he testing accountability provisions. when he objected to the work waiversent, he granted that are specifically forbidden by the statutory text. instead of working with congress to amend federal drug policy, he has instructed prosecutors to stop enforcing certain drug laws in states and mandatory minimum sentences for certain
and regulatory actions that bush executive power beyond all limits. indeed, president obama is the first president since richard nixon to ignore a duly enacted law, simply because he disagrees with it. and they said the checks and balances established by the constitution, president obama has proclaimed that i refuse to take no for an answer, end quote. and i quote, where congress won't act, i will, end quote. throughout the obama presidency, we have seen a pattern. president obama circumvent congress when he doesn't get his way. for instance, while congress is currently debating how to gratian last, the president effectively enact the dream act himself by ordering immigration officials to stop enforcing immigration laws against certain unlawful immigrants. when he couldn't get his preferred changes to the no child left behind education law, unilaterally waived its testing accountability provisions. when he objected to work requirements for bipartisan welfare reform law come he granted waivers that are specifically forbidden by the statutory text. instead of working with congress to amend
of these people of course saw the cartoons as well. >> you can see george bush and margaret thatcher, rock obama candidacy is you sending them all off? >> the pen is mightier than the sword i say. >> here is a cover that you did. think big mr. president and also something on the debate. where do you come up with the concept of drawing like this quick. >> i've done 140 covers for the economy seemed about 4,000 cartoons, so there is a little different process for those. the cover i'm working with the editors because they believe the story of the day they often call me on a monday and say we think we are doing something like this. and then when we sign off i have 36 hours to complete the whole project. when i do my political cartoons that iit is more like a column e it's my own idea on a story of the week ended the ninth coming in with the idea and i will present it to them. one of the things about being a political cartoonist, which i would like to think is different than all of my other journalistic colleagues is that i had to cover local cartoons, local and international. the world is my oyster.
are not that of george w. bush, they are not of bill clinton, they are of hits. yes, the obama record poses a fundamental threat to millions of americans and he's got that right. take a look under mr. obama. the income gap, four times faster has expanded four times faster than it did under president george bush. under president obama, 6.7 americans in the millions have fallen into poverty. the same one that had the audacity to stand before the cameras and speak as though he had absolutely been uninvolvee and policies for the past five years. it's an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. 9 million people under president obama. under president obama, 21.6 americans are underemployed or unemployed and giving up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration has nearly doubled to more than 36 weeks and today, president obama joined the nearly 70% of voters who say that the united states is now headed in the wrong direction. so often it seems that you
. >> is that your goal for president obama to do as well as president bush? that's your goal? >> be better. let's compare toyota apples. the same number bush had. >>le if the goal is to be get bether we are going in the opposite direction. >> it was 70% under the bush administration. >> at some point you have to stop. >> where was the criticism? >> eight years into obama, when will you stop blaming bush. >> the same numbers for bush and you didn't say a word. >> it wasn't the same for bush. >> 70%. >> cookies in the green room. >> i'm getting some. >> put that fist down. >> we'll pick it up another time. coming up, a wave of hate crimes put a small liberal arts college on edge. it may not be what it seems. and a woman takes a selfie in front of a would be suicide? and leave a page. like our page and leave a comment. don't forget, bill burton is coming up live on the health care law. follow me on twitter@megyn kelly. should we be tolerating sell if is in front of things like suicide attempts? >>> from the world headquarters of fox news it's "the kelly file" with megyn kelly. >> they started last
his home this morning. by the way, the clintons will join the obamas along with george w. bush and laura bush at nelson mandela's memorial services in south africa. president bush senior is unable to make the long journey. former president carter has yet to release his plans. >>> in this country for millions of americans tonight, the news is a massive ice storm churning through the center of the country east of the mississippi river, most of it. several deaths are already being blamed on the storm, and it's going to be a big factor on into the weekend. we begin our coverage with nbc's ron mott in memphis for us tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian. good evening to you. here's what we are dealing with in memphis. freezing rain is coating all the trees, as you can see here. they have a big marathon planned for tomorrow. tonight it's the cars running on the icy roads and they are trying to get home safely from texas to ohio. getting from point "a" to point "b" has been dicey today as a major winter storm pounded the country with snow and ice, cutting power to more t
mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surprise attack on pearl harbor. ceremonies were held to remember what president franklin d roosevelt called "a da
bush, he has done this president a favor. president obama appreciates it. he's pulled back from the public discourse but he loves politics. he loves to talk politics and so i can imagine george w. bush, if he gets a private moment, looking over at hillary clinton and saying so what are you thinking. >> but bill clinton is flying separately with chelsea from another location. he presumably has his own plane. jimmy carter and his wife are flying over separately with a group of so-called elders, so that will be a separate plane for them. but all four of those presidents, one current, three former presidents and their wives, they will all presumably be at this memorial service. you were saying the secret service has got to be worried about a situation like that, and even though the south african security forces have been preparing for years, literally, for this day, they've got to be extremely nervous. >> look, the mandela inauguration back in 1994 was a who's who of world leaders as well and went off without a hitch. it was a very emotional, dramatic event. i just spoke to a federa
, president obama on a plane with george w. bush and laura bush. president obama will be speaking right before the president of brazil with whom there's been, i would say, frosty relations given the fact we've been tapping her cell phone. >> he may know what she's going to say. >> very good. president castro will be speaking. into this mix we throw ted cruz. given all of that, i wanted to get your thoughts on president obama spoke the day nelson mandela passed away. from your experience with him as a candidate and through the beginning of his presidency, mandela was a larger than life figure for all of us but especially for this president there's a resonance there i'd love to get your thoughts on. >> i'm reminded -- when i heard the news i was reminded in august 2006, i had the opportunity on a trip through africa with then senator obama. we spent half a day on robben island where nelson mandela spent 18 years of his life in a cell. i remember walking into that cell. i remember walking around the grounds. i remember going to the limestone quarries where they were made to basically crush rock t
to be preempting a fed taper. >> it was a program started under bush, continued under obama, and it is been brought down. i don't know what the right number of weeks is. but i do know that the 1.3 million american people who are getting unemployment benefits, having that stuff, is bad politics and that policy. was going to interview nelson mandela. a got canceled. i was brokenhearted. i am even more brokenhearted now. that was what was really fun. everyone lay claim to him. he was one of those leaders. >> we did learn this evening that president obama did speak by phone with nelson mandela's widow. we are learning from the associated press that at least three american presidents will forel to south africa memorial services. they will travel next week to pay their respects. they will be joined on air force one i former president george w. bush and laura bush. they gracefully accepted the invitation from the obama's. former president bill clinton also saying he planned to travel to south africa. as we leave you this evening, a look at the iconic empire state building in new york city lit up in the co
places. and now to air force one on its way to south africa. on board president and mrs. obama. former president and mrs. george w. bush and former secretary of state hillary clinton. they will attend a memorial service for former south african president nelson mandella. during the flight with the obama mass in the president's cabin. bushes in the medical office and president clinton in the senior staff cabin. president bush spent 90 minutes in the press cabin. they are traveling to south africa separately. now to big business news. american airlines and u.s. airways completing their merger. they now rank as the world's largest airline. the airline name will live on. the u.s. airlines name will disappear. survived challenge from the government and consumer groups. guess what. you are no longer an owner o. the u.s. government selling all its remaining shares in general motors. government lost 10.5 billion on bailout of g.m. and that's is tonight's speed read. today, senator ted cruze introducing a report calling it lawless and abusive. is president obama violating the constitution? and
and the former first lady laura bush will accompany president obama on air force one to attend nelson mandela's memorial services next week. bill clinton tells me he and his family also will be attending. george h.w. bush will not be making the trip due to his age and the long, long distance. our correspondents in south africa are also learning more about the upcoming historic events. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannesburg and erin burnett is joining us from mandela's home in the town of soweto. it is early morning now, crowds have been out nonstop celebrating the life of nelson mandela. what's going on, how long do we expect this to last? >> reporter: well, it's almost 24 hours since this nation heard that nelson mandela had passed away. we are standing right outside the house where he died late thursday. people have been coming to this suburban street since then. you can hear them now singing behind me, and they have been chanting, praying, lamenting, celebrating in song throughout the day and they have been singing some very poignant songs. one particular over and over again, m
will be president obama and first lady michelle obama. former president george bush and laura and former president clinton and hillary. clinton sat down today and recalled mandela's long years in prison. >> i said, tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better than than you went in. he said i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he said, i decided not to give them away. >> reporter: all told, there are ten days of national mourning for the late nelson mandela. considering the emotions we're seeing, that might not be enough. >> greg, thank you. >>> much of the u.s. is facing down right wintry blast with frigid temps, ice and snow. several deaths have been reported, most resulting from treacherous driving conditions. hundreds of flights have been canceled. the national weather service issued ice warnings for at least eight states. the temperature in parts of north dakota, as you see here, registered a few degrees below zero. but the windchill pushed it to nearly 40
powerful example of redemption and grace was noted by president bush and obama tonight. in no wise young woman i know add this to say. i've got a lot of work to do. i do, too. that's my "2 cents more." thank you for joiniig us tonight. ♪ lou: of the nation's largest unions bankrolling in organizing a protest that they tried to promote as a fast-food working strike an attempt to double the minimum wage to a fast-food workers raising their pay to $15 an hour. tonight we will have the story of how much the liberal media decided, is certainly no better, to take the service employees international union's dramatic but phony strike story and run with it. there were quite a few. i'm lou dobbs. ♪ good evening
president obama and former presidents bush and clinton head to south africa next week for services honoring that country's first black president. this weekend south africans are celebrating his life with songs and marches. mourners say mandel's leadership transform their country, including his 27 years in jail, protesting against apartheid. >> growing up, we weren't allowed -- it's just always been to me that rebellious person who fought for us. >> tomorrow is the national day of prayer in south africa. on tuesday, president obama will attend the official public memorial service in johannesburg. mandela will be buried on december 15th in the village of qunu where he grew up. >>> the remaining pilot whales that stranded on the coast of florida may have rescued themselves. on tuesday 51 whales were spotted either beach order in shallow water near the florida everglades. several whales died on the beach and others were euthanized, but most of the whales apparently swam up, making it to deeper water and safety. biologists say they don't know what caused the whales to come ashore. >>> about 60
leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >> reporter: it's a week-long series of events. the memorial service tomorrow. then his body will lie in state for a while. then the final state official funeral in his hometown in the eastern cape province of south africa. a distant part of this country where mr. mandela was born and where he grew up as a young boy. so several events still for many days packed with a lot of emotion as the country and world say good-bye and farewell and pay tribute to nelson mandela. now back to you. >>> breaking news just coming into our newsroom.
catholics. they say obama insults catholics in vatican embassy shutdown. jeb bush said hopefully it's not retribution for catholics opposing health care. they called it just the latest anti-rel anti-religious dispute. weakening america as a global leader. sounds terrible. he's closing the embassy to the vatican. true or false? he's not closing the embassy. he's moving it closer. moving it to the same compound as the same embassy as italy. the new location is also closer to the actual vatican than the old one is, so no, the president is not closing the vatican embassy. that's false and crazy, and the whole idea of moving it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native,
and crazy, and the whole idea of moving it was the bush administration's idea before the obama administration carried it out, but that doesn't carry well on world net daily or presumably with jeb bush. take care, jeb bush, maybe it is too crazy to be true, and you should take it easy. and today, the craziest story was the dead mice being parasuited into guam to combat snakes. the story says at anderson air force base, in guam, they want to control the street snakes because brown tree snakes are not native, there's no natural predator to keep them in check. turns out the snakes are vulnerable to acetminphene. so the government has been dropping thousands of dead mice loaded with tylenol into the trees in guam to be poisonous debate for the snakes. the person running the program is a director of supervisory wildlife biology. his name is dan vice. actually, this story is true. >> u.s. department of agriculture assisted state director wildlife biologist dan vice explains the process that is proving successful at controlling the ground tree snake population. >> what we're going to b
bill clinton became president and george bush became president and president obama took office, south africa had become a mature democracy or a new democracy, if you will. so the relationship certainly emerged. but i think what you saw with nelson mandela is he was a principled friend. so he was one who was not unwilling to criticize any nation or any individual. we're even learning now that he criticized his own successor as president of the republic of south africa. so he was a giant. >> michael, i want to ask you quickly about this nbcnews.com article that a lot of folks may not be aware of, this part of the article. mandela and other anc officials remained on the terror watch list even as president bush welcomed mandela to the white house back in 1990 because of what was described as a bureaucratic snafu. their names were kept on the list until 2008. >> yeah. >> why is that characterization of nelson mandela -- of him being a terrorist -- why is that characterization itself complicated? >> i think it's less a characterization of the man and more of the association of the man with
. >> if barack obama is fidel castro, george bush mufb comb e combin combined. george bush's attorney general was ready to resign because he ordered all of the nsa surveillance done without a court order. that's a president acting in a unilateral way. when mccain passed in 2005 the anti-torture act, president bush signed a statement saying this. i don't have to comply with the law. president bush fired nine u.s. attorneys, some of which, one of which was not prosecuting a bogus voting fraud case. if you look at the complaints against obama and the delay with the immigration case and the delay in the mandate and the libya case which the republicans lot of and the carbon emissions case that went up to the circuit court, they lot of every single case in any court of law they tried using and lot of everything in a court of public opinion. >> for him to say he is going against it is settled by the stream court. you are going after conservative supreme court with the law of the land. >> it's the point that you get down to with republican opposition with the president. it's not the specifics, but th
of presidential power under both president bush and president obama. we have what many was called an imperial president model. with that trend, we also have the continued rise of the fourth branch. we have agencies that are now quite large that issue regulations -- the supreme court said that agencies could define their own jurisdiction. >> i have a couple more questions to ask. mr. cannon, you have argued that the president is going to spend billions of dollars congress did not authorize, provide premium assistance, tax credits and subsidies on federally run health care exchanges. can you walk me through why the president's plan to provide premium assistance is indeed illegal? >> we call those tax credits because that is what the statute calls them. they are government subsidies. the statute is clear. it is consistent. it said that those premium assistance tax credits would be available only to people who purchase health insurance through an exchange established by the state under section 1311. the phrase is mentioned several times explicitly. the statute is very tightly worded. it makes cle
redemption and grace was noted by president bush and obama tonight. in no wise young woman i know add this to say. i've got a lot of work to do. i do, too. that's my "2 cents more." thank you for joiniig us tonight. ♪ lou: of the nation's largest unions bankrolling in organizing a protest that they tried to promote as a fast-food working strike an attempt to double the minimum wage to a fast-food workers raising their pay to $15 an hour. tonight we will have the story of how much the liberal media decided, is certainly no better, to take the service employees international union's dramatic but phony strike story and run with it. there were quite a few. i'm lou dobbs. ♪ good evening, everybody. the ser us staging protests and demonstrations in major cities all across the country, organizers rallying off to the fast-food workers trying to posture the day's events as an nationwide strike. all motivated by an organized labor goal of unionizing the nearly 4 million americans who work in fast-food restaurants. all of the events were built by the union as a strike and a walkout. but
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